DA condemns Dichaba appointment

By Andrew Louw, MPL, DA Provincial Leader:

The Democratic Alliance condemns the appointment of Moeketsi Dichaba as municipal manager of the Nama-Khoi municipality. His record as former municipal manager of the Phokwane municipality shows that he is not the best person for this crucial position.

Mr. Dichaba left his former post as municipal manager of the Phokwane municipality with a string of financial misconduct allegations in his wake. If found guilty of the investigation that the national government launched into these allegations, Mr. Dichaba would likely have been barred from working at another municipality for five years.

Why should he now be rewarded with the opportunity to do the same damage to Nama-Khoi as was done in Phokwane?

Following the outcome of a worrying audit report three years ago, a DA councillor in Phokwane laid criminal charges against Mr. Dichaba.

Since then, no audit report had been presented to the Phokwane council.

We cannot accept the dumping of Mr. Dichaba in Nama-Khoi. The Nama-Khoi municipality is facing serious difficulties and needs capable, competent leadership. It does not need a troublemaker who has shown that he should not be trusted with public funds.